Talk Group blacklisting not working

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N6PL
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Talk Group blacklisting not working

Post by N6PL » Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:24 pm

I have added the following entries to the [DMR] clause in /etc/mmdvmhost (Pi-Star rev 4.1.2), however TG 310997 is not blocked on either the RF or network sides on slot 2. I have tried using both my own DMR ID and a test ID not associated with the station (on the idea that blacklisting does not affect the station owner) but in either case the blacklist entries do not seem to be effective. There are no other blacklisting/whitelisting entries present in the [DMR} section. What am I doing wrong?

[DMR]

....

DstIdBlackListSlot2RF=310997
DstIdBlackListSlot2NET=310997


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N6PL
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Re: Talk Group blacklisting not working

Post by N6PL » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:12 pm

OK, figured it out. Even though I found several references on the web detailing the 'DstIdBlackListSlot<x>' option in the mmdvm config, as far as I can tell the option does not really exist, or at least it doesn't seem to be present in any of the MMDVM code. The only related option is to whitelist TGs by slot, i.e. 'Slot<x>TGWhiteList=', which does in fact work (and note that there is no corresponding blacklist option.)

Why is the 'DstIdBlackListSlot<x>' option detailed on several sites? I don't know whether it once existed and was removed, or someone just made it up and then it got repeated elsewhere without verification, who knows. But as far as I can tell 'Slot1TGWhiteList=' and/or 'Slot2TGWhiteList=' are the only currently-supported options.

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Re: Talk Group blacklisting not working

Post by KE7FNS » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:22 pm

N6PL wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:24 pm
DstIdBlackListSlot2RF=310997
DstIdBlackListSlot2NET=310997
I dunno where you got the strings DstIdBlackListSlot2RF and DstIdBlackListSlot2NET from, but they are not valid strings that are processed when reading the configuration file by the version of MMDVMHost by G4KLX.

And even more bad news is these sort of discussions either get locked or completely removed by a mod with no explanation given. So be ready for that.
If someones previous actions are any indication of their future actions, then I predict the deletion and removal of access will happen at any moment. 7-11-2020.

"07/13/20 This Website Has Been Taken Down" ... again :lol:

N6PL
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Re: Talk Group blacklisting not working

Post by N6PL » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:34 pm

As above, the setting is mentioned on a few websites and also as above it is indeed not in the code and I have no idea how the information got propagated.

I am only mentioning it here so that others will not be steered incorrectly by the incorrect information. I'm not sure why the mention would be against forum rules but if it is, my apologies.

KE7FNS
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Re: Talk Group blacklisting not working

Post by KE7FNS » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:38 am

N6PL wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:34 pm
As above, the setting is mentioned on a few websites and also as above it is indeed not in the code and I have no idea how the information got propagated.
After digging a bit I figured out what happened. They were removed from the source code in Dec 2016. So they used to be valid options before that commit and now they are ignored. I guess those websites are old info that is in need of updating.

https://github.com/g4klx/MMDVMHost/comm ... cd60578e99
If someones previous actions are any indication of their future actions, then I predict the deletion and removal of access will happen at any moment. 7-11-2020.

"07/13/20 This Website Has Been Taken Down" ... again :lol:

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